Resources for Businesses and Multi-Family Properties


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How-to Videos

This 3-part video series provides an overview of the Recycling Rules in Alameda County, steps for setting up indoor recycling and organics bins, and how to sort properly to comply with law.

Ordering Collection Service

Need to order recycling and/or organics service, or make adjustments to current services?


Free Stickers for Indoor Bins

Free stickers are available to label indoor bins. Order two stickers for each bin so you can label two sides, in case bins get turned around.

Pre-made Wall Signs (download)

Signs posted at eye level above each bin help staff and customers place materials in the correct containers.

Customized Wall Signs (download)

The more closely your signs reflect the materials actually generated at your site, the easier it will be for staff and customers to sort correctly.

Quick Guide to Setting-Up Indoor Bins

Use this step-by-step guide and worksheet to help determine the indoor recycling, organics, and garbage containers and signs needed to set your site up for success.

Free Indoor Green Bins

Your site may qualify for free indoor green bins for the collection of organics. A variety of containers and lids are available from our partner vendors—up to $500 per approved site including tax and delivery.

Ordering Indoor Bins

Many janitorial supply companies offer indoor bins. Check with your supplier for equipment that matches your needs. You can also order a wide range of containers and lids from our partner vendors for the free green bin program (above):

Or, view a list of additional bin vendors.

Free Hands-on Help at Your Site

Our knowledgeable field team is available to come to your site to help you select and place containers, provide signage, and train employees to sort properly. These representatives are separate from enforcement staff.

Customized Instructions for Staff (download)

Help your employees and custodians use the right bags and transfer materials correctly from indoor to outdoor bins with customized instructions, for use as a poster or handout.

Staff Memo Template (download)

Support your efforts to educate staff and custodians about the new program with a memo that can be emailed, distributed in hard copy, or posted in a high traffic back-of-house area. The template is easy to modify.